Mumbai: In a shocking incident, Mumbai Crime busted a racket that had been selling babies to people was busted by the crime branch in Mumbai. As many as 8 people, including 6 women were involved with the racket.
The accused used to sell baby girls for Rs 60,000 and boys for Rs 1.50 lakh.
An investigation revealed that the accused sold 4 children in 6 months. Police suspected that the accused managed to sell more infants. The arrest was made on Saturday.
The racket’s activities came to light when Unit 1 police sub-inspectors Yogesh Chavan and Manisha Pawar found a woman selling children. According to the information, the woman was living in Dakshineswar Nagar, Bandra East.
The police launched an investigation and identified a woman named Rukhsar Sheikh. Shaikh sold a baby girl she had delivered at VN Desai hospital. Further probe revealed that another woman Shahjahan Jogilkar had sold her baby through Rupali Verma, The Times of India reported
On 14 January, the police picked up Rukhsar, Shahjahan and Rupali and took them to the police headquarters in Crawford Bazar. Both women confess to running racket.
Shaikh confessed that she sold her daughter for Rs 60,000 and baby boy for Rs 1 lakh. Both the babies had been sold through Rupali Sharma. Shahjahan said that she sold her son in 2019 for Rs 60,000.
During interrogation, Rupali named two other persons – Heena Khan and Nisha Ahire, who acted as sub-agents. The police collected the names of the accused and arrested them. Police also arrested a person named Sanjay Padam, who had bought a child.